Thursday, February 2, 2012

OPI Holland Collection 2012 - Swatches and Review - Part 1

Happy Friday! So glad this week is over and on to a healthier happier week. Today I have the OPI Holland Collection to share with you. This is the first of two posts dedicated to the collection. I started with the shimmers because they're one of my favorite finishes. All of the polishes were photographed using indoor lighting to showcase the shimmer.

Pedal Faster Suzi! - pink base with tiny silver/white shimmer. The formula is a medium thickness and slightly sheer so I used 3 coats but probably could have gotten away with two. This is one of my favorites from this half of the collection.

Gouda Gouda Two Shoes - dirty rose pink with matching shimmer. I wasn't sure how this would look against my skin tone but I like it. It has a slightly thicker formula than Pedal Faster Suzi! and only needed 2 coats.

I Don't Give A Rotterdam!
- Smokey light denim blue base with silver shimmer. I'm in love with this one. Two coats to perfection!
I Have A Herring Problem - the sister to I Don't Giver A Rotterdam! It also has a smokey blue base with silver shimmer but there's a touch of green giving it a darker tone. I could have gotten away with 2 coats but I added a 3rd.

Wooden Shoe Like To Know? - light brick red-brown with copper-red shimmer. I used two coats.

Dutch'ya Just Love OPI? - medium purple with copper-red shimmer. My camera totally changed the color of this one. It's more of a dusty medium purple. I used two coats for to make it opaque.

OPI successfully captured a few of the Spring color trends for 2012. Most of the polishes from this half of the collection have an earthy feel to them but it's balanced on the nail with the addition of shimmer. Overall I'm pleased with this half of the collection. My favorites are I Don't Give A Rotterdam, Dutch-ya Just Love OPI? and Pedal Faster Suzi!

The Holland Collection by OPI will be available Spring 2012, at Professional Salons and Spas. For more information 800-341-9999 or visit

~Sent for Review~


  1. These are lovely. I can't wait for this collection. As usual your swatches are spectacular!

  2. I want all of these! Nice swatches :)

  3. Dutch'ya Just Love OPI? and I dont give a Rotterdam...I am going to need them!

  4. These are AMAZING swatches, your mani skills are wonderful! I have a very similar skin tone to you and I find it really difficult to get a good idea what a shade will look like through most swatches. I am surprized at how much I liked Gouda - it didn't grab me at all previously. I actually really enjoy every single shade you've posted here, now I have to figure out which shades I'm actually going to let myself buy!!



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